V Belt Builder

Build up plies of rubber and filler to form V-belts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do V Belt Builders do?

Builds up plies of rubber and filler to form V-belts: Hoists rolls of calendered rubber for belt base and filler from storage to worktable, using hoist. Sets drum to specified circumference by turning wheel and verifies size with rule. Pulls rubber from rolls and measures and cuts it with scissors. Brushes rubber cement on sides of rubber, lays one or more plies of rubber around drum, and splices ends. Threads end of cemented belt cord from spool through lathe guide and spots ends at edge of base rubber on drum. Sets gauge to wind specified cords per inch around length of base rubber and starts drum revolving. Lays one or more plies of filler rubber on top of cord. Starts pressure rollers that compress material on drum. Positions notched cutting bar across front of drum and cuts belting to specified width by holding knife in notches and pressing knife against revolving drum. Collapses drum and places cut belts on rack.

Should I be a V Belt Builder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: V-Belt Builder

    How to become a V Belt Builder

    Most V Belt Builders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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